Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.
Sample Book Insights:
#1 I have been involved in fun activities my entire life. I was never much of a spectator, and I have always been interested in trying new things. I was never much of a flyer, but I did enjoy flying with my brother in 1938.
#2 In late-middle or early-old age, I realize that war is never as one imagines it could be. The man who enlists only for the duration of the war has a year or two to endure before it dawns on him that the war might never happen.
#3 I wanted to join the Navy, so I went from Whitehaven to Carlisle and presented myself at the Naval Recruiting Office. The officer I spoke to told me that I would have to wait until I was called up. I then decided to join the Fleet Air Arm, since it sounded like hard work for an old man like me.
#4 I had decided I wanted to be a pilot, come what may. The chairman of the triumvirate I now faced, a Rear-Admiral, couldn’t have been more friendly in his greetings. Then he handed me over to an Instructor Lieutenant-Commander.